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Utility Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 24, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Regular utility business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the utility’s automated… Read more »

Wayward Raccoon Knocks Out Power to 5,200 in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 24, 2017 – A wayward raccoon triggered a widespread power outage in Kissimmee early Wednesday that left 5,194 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority without electricity for nearly an hour. The raccoon climbed onto a 13,200-volt piece of electrical equipment inside the utility’s Airport Substation at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, causing three primary feeder… Read more »

City Commission Appoints Hemphill to KUA Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 17, 2017 – The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday appointed Rae Hemphill to a five-year term on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors. Hemphill is the retired deputy chief of information technology security for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, DC where she worked 19 years in a variety… Read more »

Early Season Heat Wave Spikes Power Consumption by 22%

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 10, 2017 – Summer doesn’t arrive until June 20, but temperatures make it feel like the seasons have already changed. An early season heat wave combined with a lack of afternoon thunderstorms has forced residential and commercial air conditioners to work overtime, resulting in a surge in electricity use in Kissimmee this… Read more »

KUA Linemen Lasso 3 Trophies at National Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 8, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home perfect scores and three national trophies from Saturday’s 17th annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by the American Public Power Association. Seventy-three teams and 157 apprentices from utilities across the United States and several U.S. territories gathered to demonstrate… Read more »